Floridita in Havana has to be the best place on earth for a Daiquiri….I remember some of the best afternoons of my life with friends in that timewarp bar …a throwback to Hemmingway’s time. Sadly prices are almost at London levels for a cocktail.Hey ho …so much for communism !
I’m fairly certain the bar tenders have been there since the revolution (!) certainly the refrigerators have !
Floridita is of course in London’s Soho now and whilst not a carbon copy of the design of the Havana Floridita…the Daiquiris are damn good. So is the decor and service.In fact the food is excellent too and the ambience…well not bad if you have a table where you have a view of the stage where there is usually an excellent Cuban band.
Bravo for Floridita !….where smoking cigars is of course allowed at the tables.
There is also a La Casa del Habano upstairs that is well stocked and a cool cigar lounge with a Cuban roller rolling fresh cigars.
All this talk has made me thirsty…..I’m off to ask Karyn to make me a Daiquiri ! .goes very well with a Partagas P2 ( did I mention that was my fave cigar of the year?…more than 200 times this year
Have a lovely weekend folks.